Copyright Resources

Sites for Copyright Information

U.S. Copyright Office brochures, circulars and factsheets
Creative Commons Licenses
Ethemes-Library Skills

Information Sources about Fair Use

A Fairly Use Tale YouTube cartoon video explaining fair use with Disney characters.
Young Adult author and vlogger John Green discusses Copyright in this YouTube video.
Public Domain Spinner electronic version of a dial to help figure out if something is in the public domain
Fair Use Evaluator a question and answer tool to help figure out if fair use applies
Columbia University Libraries web page on Fair Use and Fair Use Checklist
Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers from Hall Davidson

Fair Use Timeline

Test you knowledge of fair use in the classroom with this fun 20 question quiz from California State University, Sacramento

Sources for Creative Commons Licensed Images

Wikimedia Commons has images, sounds and videos used by Wikipedia which most often are public domain or under Creative Commons Licenses.
not only is a site to store personal photos, some people have opened their photos to use by others through Creative Commons Licenses.
When searching Google, use Advanced Image Search to limit by "Usage Rights."

Applying for Copyrights

Copyright Registration Information available from U.S. Copyright Office

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Last Updated: March 3, 2015